Human Rights Promotion Backfiring as “World War LGBT” Shakes Eurasia

Russia and the West are fighting the greatest geopolitical battle since the end of the Cold War not with nuclear arms races, aerial warfare, or military buildups. Rather, the most prevalent form of weaponry in the standoffs in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia is as unique as it is effective: the gays.

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CEO Modi’s Strategy: Cooperative Federalism

The Bhartiya Janata Party’s impressive performance in India’s parliamentary election culminated in Narendra Modi taking over as the Prime Minister of the world’s third largest economy measured in terms of purchasing power parity.

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It Will Take a Village, Creativity, and Collaboration

In a knowledge-based, inter-connected, global economy where technology enables productivity without geographical boundaries, information assets and formal intellectual property (IP) take on incredible importance.

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Volume 38:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Winter Volume 38:1. The Winter 2014 volume features articles by military leaders, distinguished academics, and innovative policy practitioners in international affairs.

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2014 Global Risk Forum: An Introduction by Dean James Stavridis

Dean of The Fletcher School, James G. Stavridis, introduces the 2014 Global Risk Forum, identifying the top five risks to global stability in the year ahead.

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Tokyo’s TPP Turning Point?

April 29, 2014 by Taylor M. Wettach
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A confluence of international, bilateral, and domestic conditions has made Japan’s chances with the Trans-Pacific Partnership better than widely thought.

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Exile without End? The Struggle to Belong in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

April 26, 2014 by Lucy Hovil
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A political rather than a humanitarian solution is needed in the Great Lakes region of Africa, where refugees live in a protracted state of exile, unable to return home or to acquire citizenship in their host countries.

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Why Anti-Corruption Will Fail in the Czech Republic

April 18, 2014 by Steven Gawthorpe
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Despite promising rhetoric, it is unlikely the Czech Republic will engage in any comprehensive anti-corruption reform.

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Hard Data and Smart Power: the Future of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan

April 14, 2014 by Mike Hartnett
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As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.

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Iran’s Women’s Movement: A Look Back and Ahead

April 9, 2014 by Leila Seradj
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Iran’s first champions of women’s rights understood that the denial of opportunities to females impeded economic progress. As this sentiment is being echoed today, Iran’s leaders must make good on its promises for greater gender equality.

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What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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